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Bearn wine appellation
Wine appellation

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

The Bearn wine appellation in south west France is well known for some big red wines and some very good white wines. Rose wines are also allowed under this appellation. The appellation roughly equates to the ancient province of Bearn and sweeps from Pau up the Pyrenees and across into the Gers.
Red wines are made from the Tannat grape as well as Manseng Noir, Courbu Noir, Pinenc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The maximum proportion of Tannat is set at 60%.
The white wines are made from the Gros Manseng, Courbu, Lauzet, Camaralet, Raffiat, Sauvignon Blanc and Petit Manseng grapes.
Try the excellent wines from Domaine Lapeyre to see what this appellation is capable of.
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